Visiting Artist Series

Alison Bechdel
Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel critiques Contemporary Comics student work.

The Art Department is fortunate to have visiting artists throughout the year funded through the Vail Visiting Artist Fund. 

In recent years the Vail Visiting Artist program has enabled us to host well-known artists from a variety of disciplines. Visiting artists present their work in public lectures, demonstrations during the creation of an original work of art or through an exhibition in one of our galleries. Many visiting artists spend significant time with students through one-on-one meetings and critiques. We have had visiting curators put together group exhibitions of contemporary artists in our galleries bringing a variety of contemporary work to our campus.


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Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel critiques Contemporary Comics student work.

Recent Visiting Artists:

Tina Kukielski is co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International, with Dan Byers and Daniel Baumann.

Jacob Ciocci is a founding member of the Paper Rad art collective and the performance group Extreme Animals.

Ben Kinsley‘s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, collecting put-down jokes from around the world, and planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found).

Lenka Clayton is a British conceptual artist whose work considers, exaggerates and alters the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd.

Born in Israel, Meromi currently lives and works in New York City, where he is represented by Harris Lieberman Gallery.